Wednesday, February 2, 2011


This is a great recipe for a Brownie Crackle Cookie.  It tastes like a dream--a fudgy, soft inside, and a powdery-sugared crusty outside--and they are sure to be a hit.  A friend gave me this recipe several years ago, and it's a long-time favorite with our family.  This recipe makes a lot--so you'll have plenty to share or freeze.  They  look especially nice with 4-6 stacked in a clear cellophane bag, with little white paper doilies in between each cookie, tied with a big pink and red ribbon...a beautiful and tasty gift for your Valentine!

1 cup shortening
3 1/3 cups sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
4 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
powdered sugar for rolling the balls in

Cream shortening and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla and blend well.  Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk, stirring until completely blended.  Roll into walnut-sized balls and roll in powdered sugar.  Place on UNGREASED cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.  DO NOT OVERBAKE!  Cool on racks.  These make a lot and they freeze well.
Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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